KXStudio 12.04.3 RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT
KXStudio is a freely downloadable and easy to use GNU/Linux operating system that focuses on audio and video production. The installation disc includes a comprehensive selection of ready-to-run multimedia production software such as the Ardour, qtractor and REAPER DAWs, the KDEnlive video editor, the Renoise, Sunvox and Rosegarden sequencers, GIMP image editor, k3b CD/DVD/BD burner, 100’s of effect plugins and virtual instrument plugins and much, much more. KXStudio allows everybody to hit the ground running with an optimized and largely pre-configured free software based digital studio.
Multimedia-focused GNU/Linux distributions are nothing new, so what makes KXStudio special?
KXStudio includes Cadence, a suite of custom tools that makes it simple to manage the various layers and features of the various Linux audio sub-systems, integrating them seamlessly via a single app. If you’ve attempted audio production under Linux previously and struggled, you may find Cadence to be the solution to your Linux audio difficulties.
The easiest way to get going with KXStudio is to install afresh from its DVD ISO but more experienced Linux users have the option of adding the KXStudio software repositories onto an existing Ubuntu or Debian installation so that they may easily install a wide variety of multimedia packages and just take what they need. This allows for many more installation and customization options compared to other Linux distributions and puts the proprietary operating systems to shame in comparison.
GNU/Linux audio plus its installation and configuration is no longer shrouded in mystery thanks to the concise and easy to read KXStudio documentation available at http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual
If you’d like to be creative with your computer and free of the demands and limitations of the corporately controlled alternatives, KXStudio is arguably the best option available!